The Global Legal Post | Latesthttp://www.globallegalpost.comThe latest stories from The Global Legal PostTue, 30 Aug 2016en-gb(C) 2016 Global City Media LtdGlobal Legal Post - Latest News &amp; Headlineshttp://www.globallegalpost.comhttp://www.globallegalpost.com/images/feed-image/global-legal-post.pngStudy shows lawyers less adept at coping with uncertainty<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/study-shows-lawyers-less-adept-at-coping-with-uncertainty-55215078/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/12406507_s (2).jpg' border='0'/></a>New research has found that lawyers are less able to cope with uncertainty and are less suited to handling difficult situations than other professionals.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/study-shows-lawyers-less-adept-at-coping-with-uncertainty-55215078/Fri, 26 Aug 2016 16:08Freshfields and Linklaters take lion's share in AB InBev deal<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/freshfields-and-linklaters-take-lions-share-in-ab-inbev-deal-87960604/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/29099163_s (2).jpg' border='0'/></a>Anheuser-Busch InBev's $108bn (&pound;71bn) takeover of SABMiller, set to be the largest ever of a London-listed company, has generated $261m (&pound;197m) in fees for law firms.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/freshfields-and-linklaters-take-lions-share-in-ab-inbev-deal-87960604/Fri, 26 Aug 2016 15:08Sri Lanka defends $2.3m paid to Baker & McKenzie for legal advice<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/sri-lanka-defends-$23m-paid-to-baker--mckenzie-for-legal-advice-99435353/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/34271451_s_300x180.jpg' border='0'/></a>The Sri Lankan government has been forced to defend its decision to hire global firm Baker & McKenzie for a 12-week spate of legal work amid reports that the firm is practicing Sri Lankan law in Colombo.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/sri-lanka-defends-$23m-paid-to-baker--mckenzie-for-legal-advice-99435353/Fri, 26 Aug 2016 13:08Whistleblower law firms look to India<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/whistleblower-law-firms-look-to-india-7760566/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/38697304_s (2).jpg' border='0'/></a>The rising number of drug manufacturing-related violations in India and increasing presence of large US companies in the country are leading whistleblower law firms to search for their potential clients there.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/whistleblower-law-firms-look-to-india-7760566/Fri, 26 Aug 2016 13:08Little-known Dundee law school has happiest students in UK<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/little-known-dundee-law-school-has-happiest-students-in-uk-97470928/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/43833394_s_300x180.jpg' border='0'/></a>Proof that a top-tier reputation is no guarantee of student satisfaction.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/little-known-dundee-law-school-has-happiest-students-in-uk-97470928/Fri, 26 Aug 2016 14:08Divorce lawyers to be subject of new BBC drama series<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/divorce-lawyers-to-be-subject-of-new-bbc-drama-series-18488984/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/29683454_s_300x180.jpg' border='0'/></a>New series The Split will explore the fictional lives of two high-powered female City divorce lawyers.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/divorce-lawyers-to-be-subject-of-new-bbc-drama-series-18488984/Fri, 26 Aug 2016 12:08Freshfields steps up for mammoth MasterCard class action<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/freshfields-steps-up-for-mammoth-mastercard-class-action-22849167/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/43482504_s_300x180.jpg' border='0'/></a>The Magic Circle firm has been called in to bat for MasterCard against a &pound;14bn class action lawsuit being brought by Quinn Emanuel - the largest of its kind ever seen in a UK court.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/freshfields-steps-up-for-mammoth-mastercard-class-action-22849167/Fri, 26 Aug 2016 15:08Law firm partners face the perfect storm in retirement<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/law-firm-partners-face-the-perfect-storm-in-retirement-21326506/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/20076714_s (2).jpg' border='0'/></a>The trend of earlier retirement for partners in law firms could put them in financial danger.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/law-firm-partners-face-the-perfect-storm-in-retirement-21326506/Thu, 25 Aug 2016 14:08Fake law firm found real lawyers via Craigslist<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/fake-law-firm-found-real-lawyers-via-craigslist-80254317/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/shutterstock_230497291.jpg' border='0'/></a>A fake law firm reportedly used Craigslist to find real lawyers to do their work while reeling in hundreds of clients who were near being foreclosed from their homes.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/fake-law-firm-found-real-lawyers-via-craigslist-80254317/Thu, 25 Aug 2016 13:08Addleshaw-Hunton merger talks on ice after Brexit vote<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/addleshaw-hunton-merger-talks-on-ice-after-brexit-vote-85067736/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/merger (4).jpg' border='0'/></a>Talks of a transatlantic tie-up between Addleshaw Goddard and US firm Hunton & Williams have been put on the backburner.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/addleshaw-hunton-merger-talks-on-ice-after-brexit-vote-85067736/Thu, 25 Aug 2016 15:08Slater & Gordon predicts A$1bn loss for 2015/16<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/slater--gordon-predicts-a$1bn-loss-for-201516-99936940/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/shutterstock_314329211.jpg' border='0'/></a>The firm has attempted to reassure shareholders that the disappointing figure masks 'a story of two different halves'.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/slater--gordon-predicts-a$1bn-loss-for-201516-99936940/Thu, 25 Aug 2016 12:08A&O moves London capital markets head to Hong Kong<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/ao-moves-london-capital-markets-head-to-hong-kong-78611599/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/HK.jpg' border='0'/></a>The firm has tapped Stephen Miller for the newly-created role of regional practice head for Asia.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/ao-moves-london-capital-markets-head-to-hong-kong-78611599/Thu, 25 Aug 2016 11:08Amazon scoops high-profile antitrust lobbyist<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/amazon-scoops-high-profile-antitrust-lobbyist-14385135/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/53642363_s_300x180.jpg' border='0'/></a>Amazon.com has added clout to its antitrust lobbying team in Washington DC with the hire of former US Senate Antitrust Subcommittee general counsel Seth Bloom.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/amazon-scoops-high-profile-antitrust-lobbyist-14385135/Thu, 25 Aug 2016 11:08Law firms not organised to maximise marketing efforts<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/law-firms-not-organised-to-maximise-marketing-efforts-23907853/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/shutterstock_150071042.jpg' border='0'/></a>Law firms spend increasing amounts on marketing but most are not geared to exploit the results, research for the inaugural Law Firm Marketing Summit 2016 has revealed.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/law-firms-not-organised-to-maximise-marketing-efforts-23907853/Fri, 26 Aug 2016 20:08Lawyers should be upfront about prices, says watchdog<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/lawyers-should-be-upfront-about-prices-says-watchdog-23690894/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/35760006_s_300x180.jpg' border='0'/></a>The legal profession is not moving quickly enough to address the concerns of consumers over transparency in pricing and quality, according to the industry's consumer watchdog.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/lawyers-should-be-upfront-about-prices-says-watchdog-23690894/Wed, 24 Aug 2016 16:08Profits plummet at embattled Irwin Mitchell<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/profits-plummet-at-embattled-irwin-mitchell-94410555/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/revenues1.jpg' border='0'/></a>Profit before tax tumbled more than 25 per cent at Irwin Mitchell last year.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/profits-plummet-at-embattled-irwin-mitchell-94410555/Wed, 24 Aug 2016 16:08Mexican president accused of plagiarising law degree dissertation<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/mexican-president-accused-of-plagiarising-law-degree-dissertation-85368256/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/37323587_s (2).jpg' border='0'/></a>Journalists in Mexico are claiming that President Enrique Peña Nieto copied whole paragraphs word-for-word from sources he didn't cite in the dissertation to earn his law degree.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/mexican-president-accused-of-plagiarising-law-degree-dissertation-85368256/Wed, 24 Aug 2016 17:08Judge scraps $84m Uber driver class action settlement<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/judge-scraps-$84m-uber-driver-class-action-settlement-7653127/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/shutterstock_353018087.jpg' border='0'/></a>A federal judge has rejected a proposed settlement between car-hailing company Uber and its drivers in California and Massachusetts.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/judge-scraps-$84m-uber-driver-class-action-settlement-7653127/Wed, 24 Aug 2016 16:08Growing in-house salaries still falling short, survey finds<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/growing-in-house-salaries-still-falling-short-survey-finds-45048697/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/36184715_s_300x180.jpg' border='0'/></a>Many in-house counsel still feel the value of their work outweighs their pay packets, even though salaries are on the up.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/growing-in-house-salaries-still-falling-short-survey-finds-45048697/Wed, 24 Aug 2016 12:08Yet another Irwin Mitchell real estate partner heads for Dentons<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/yet-another-irwin-mitchell-real-estate-partner-heads-for-dentons-97409281/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/36824952_s (2).jpg' border='0'/></a>Just days after announcing a four-partner hire from Irwin Mitchell's real estate practice, Dentons has confirmed that a fifth partner will be joining its ranks.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/yet-another-irwin-mitchell-real-estate-partner-heads-for-dentons-97409281/Wed, 24 Aug 2016 16:08Clients prefer lawyers with active social media presence, survey finds<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/clients-prefer-lawyers-with-active-social-media-presence-survey-finds-70447082/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/social media (2).jpg' border='0'/></a>Social media is playing a bigger role than ever in helping legal service consumers decide where to take their business.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/clients-prefer-lawyers-with-active-social-media-presence-survey-finds-70447082/Wed, 24 Aug 2016 16:08Former Deutsche Bank risk officer slams SEC 'revolving door'<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/former-deutsche-bank-risk-officer-slams-sec-revolving-door-27376389/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/deutsche bank4.jpg' border='0'/></a>Whistleblower Eric Ben-Artzi is refusing to accept an $8 million award from the Securities Exchange Commission because of what he calls a 'revolving door' between SEC lawyers and the Deutsche Bank in-house legal department.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/former-deutsche-bank-risk-officer-slams-sec-revolving-door-27376389/Wed, 24 Aug 2016 10:08Around the house<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/around-the-house-336806/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/56493880_s (2).jpg' border='0'/></a>A weekly round-up of moves from around the globehttp://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/around-the-house-336806/Wed, 24 Aug 2016 10:08Reed Smith finance partner defects to Proskauer<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/reed-smith-finance-partner-defects-to-proskauer-59447008/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/37651618_s (2).jpg' border='0'/></a>US firm Proskauer Rose has picked up former Reed Smith leveraged finance partner Ben Davis for its London office.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/reed-smith-finance-partner-defects-to-proskauer-59447008/Wed, 24 Aug 2016 11:08NI lawyers challenge Brexit<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/ni-lawyers-challenge-brexit-64686768/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/53550548_s_300x180.jpg' border='0'/></a>Lawyers acting on behalf of politicians and human rights activists from across the religious divide have begun a legal challenge to the UK's decision to leave the EU.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/ni-lawyers-challenge-brexit-64686768/Tue, 23 Aug 2016 14:08Former DLA Piper lawyer fired by Baltimore for alleged neo-Nazi links<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/former-dla-piper-lawyer-fired-by-baltimore-for-alleged-neo-nazi-links-54450055/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/14461049_s (2).jpg' border='0'/></a>The city of Baltimore has fired a lawyer it hired to defend police misconduct cases after the Southern Poverty Law Center alleged he has ties to neo-Nazi and racist groups.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/former-dla-piper-lawyer-fired-by-baltimore-for-alleged-neo-nazi-links-54450055/Tue, 23 Aug 2016 14:08Linklaters announces 91 per cent autumn retention rate<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/linklaters-announces-91-per-cent-autumn-retention-rate-34127754/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/37750752_s_300x180.jpg' border='0'/></a>The law firm is the third among the Magic Circle to make its results public.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/linklaters-announces-91-per-cent-autumn-retention-rate-34127754/Tue, 23 Aug 2016 14:08Clifford Chance forges new association in Saudia Arabia<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/clifford-chance-forges-new-association-in-saudia-arabia-35693452/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/35015143_s (3).jpg' border='0'/></a>Clifford Chance (CC) has reworked its Saudi operations amid an investigation into its previous licensing arrangements in the region.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/clifford-chance-forges-new-association-in-saudia-arabia-35693452/Tue, 23 Aug 2016 13:08Herbert Smith Freehills keeps on 94 per cent of qualifiers<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/herbert-smith-freehills-keeps-on-94-per-cent-of-qualifiers-72128466/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/shutterstock_212553853.jpg' border='0'/></a>The firm has logged an impressive 94 per cent trainee retention rate for the autumn round.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/herbert-smith-freehills-keeps-on-94-per-cent-of-qualifiers-72128466/Mon, 22 Aug 2016 13:08Lawyer sues judge over Black Lives Matter pin controversy<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/lawyer-sues-judge-over-black-lives-matter-pin-controversy-3618468/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Judge.jpg' border='0'/></a>A US lawyer who was handed jail time for wearing a Black Lives Matter pin to court is suing the judge who found her in contempt.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/lawyer-sues-judge-over-black-lives-matter-pin-controversy-3618468/Mon, 22 Aug 2016 13:08Dechert nabs senior finance partner pair from DLA Piper<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/dechert-nabs-senior-finance-partner-pair-from-dla-piper-86374472/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/lateralhire.jpg' border='0'/></a>Two senior partners from DLA Piper's finance practice are shifting across to Dechert's London office.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/dechert-nabs-senior-finance-partner-pair-from-dla-piper-86374472/Mon, 22 Aug 2016 10:08Baker & McKenzie revenue up to five-year high<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/baker--mckenzie-revenue-up-to-five-year-high-54986598/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Global1.jpg' border='0'/></a>Turnover grew 8 per cent at Baker & McKenzie over 2015/16.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/baker--mckenzie-revenue-up-to-five-year-high-54986598/Mon, 22 Aug 2016 10:08Global big-ticket tech deals hit new record<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/global-big-ticket-tech-deals-hit-new-record-64232704/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/shutterstock_266619290 (2).jpg' border='0'/></a>A report from EY shows that big-ticket M&A deals in the global technology sector hit a new record in the second quarter of 2016.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/global-big-ticket-tech-deals-hit-new-record-64232704/Mon, 22 Aug 2016 12:08Gibson Dunn & Crutcher makes an important lateral hire in NY<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/gibson-dunn--crutcher-makes-an-important-lateral-hire-in-ny-72286970/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/7427262_s (2).jpg' border='0'/></a>John Pollack, co-chair of the M&A and securities group at Schulte Roth & Zabel, is set to start at Gibson Dunn next month.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/gibson-dunn--crutcher-makes-an-important-lateral-hire-in-ny-72286970/Mon, 22 Aug 2016 09:08Turnover and PEP fall at Bond Dickinson<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/turnover-and-pep-fall-at-bond-dickinson-55539212/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/shutterstock_362855204.jpg' border='0'/></a>In a tougher year for the mid-market, Bond Dickinson has seen both its turnover and profit per equity partner (PEP) fall by 3 per cent for the financial year 2015/16.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/turnover-and-pep-fall-at-bond-dickinson-55539212/Tue, 23 Aug 2016 15:08Irwin Mitchell real estate team defects to Dentons<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/irwin-mitchell-real-estate-team-defects-to-dentons-72416140/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/City_of_London_cropped.jpg' border='0'/></a>Five partners in Irwin Mitchell's London office have quit the firm, with one heading to Howard Kennedy and a four-strong team joining Dentons.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/irwin-mitchell-real-estate-team-defects-to-dentons-72416140/Fri, 19 Aug 2016 14:08SRA closes family law practice after fraud conviction<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/sra-closes-family-law-practice-after-fraud-conviction-73132610/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/34347408_s (2).jpg' border='0'/></a>The Solicitors Regulation Authority has closed the practice of a family law solicitor who last month was convicted of tax fraud.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/sra-closes-family-law-practice-after-fraud-conviction-73132610/Fri, 19 Aug 2016 14:08Locked up lawyer can advise fellow inmates, court rules<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/locked-up-lawyer-can-advise-fellow-inmates-court-rules-60590806/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/prison6.jpg' border='0'/></a>A jailed lawyer who offered free legal advice to her fellow inmates did not engage in unauthorised practice of law (UPL), a Vermont court has ruled.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/locked-up-lawyer-can-advise-fellow-inmates-court-rules-60590806/Fri, 19 Aug 2016 13:08Profit plummets at BLM while revenue holds steady<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/profit-plummets-at-blm-while-revenue-holds-steady-45356424/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/3301404_s (2).jpg' border='0'/></a>Despite modest turnover growth, net profit tumbled 19 per cent at BLM over the course of 2015/16.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/profit-plummets-at-blm-while-revenue-holds-steady-45356424/Fri, 19 Aug 2016 13:08New Delhi law students strike over classmate's suicide<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/new-delhi-law-students-strike-over-classmates-suicide-75567338/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/34967863_s (1)_300x180.jpg' border='0'/></a>Students at Amity Law School in Delhi are demanding the resignation of two faculty members who they claim harassed their now deceased classmate Sushant Rohilla.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/new-delhi-law-students-strike-over-classmates-suicide-75567338/Fri, 19 Aug 2016 12:08Law school partners with tech firm for class on automation<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/law-school-partners-with-tech-firm-for-class-on-automation-21219577/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/46038488_s (2).jpg' border='0'/></a>In an indication of the increasing need for lawyers to be tech savvy, Michigan State University College of Law and ThinkSmart are teaming up to teach law students about legal process automation.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/law-school-partners-with-tech-firm-for-class-on-automation-21219577/Fri, 19 Aug 2016 14:08Pair of LA firms close the deal on sale of Playboy Mansion<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/pair-of-la-firms-close-the-deal-on-sale-of-playboy-mansion-2229737/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/53810189_s (2).jpg' border='0'/></a>Two Los Angeles-based law firms have picked up work in a billionaire heir's record-setting purchase of the famed Playboy Mansion.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/pair-of-la-firms-close-the-deal-on-sale-of-playboy-mansion-2229737/Fri, 19 Aug 2016 12:08Private practice employment rate for law grads at record low<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/private-practice-employment-rate-for-law-grads-at-record-low-80811448/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Graduates1.jpg' border='0'/></a>A new study has found the employment rate for US-based Class of 2015 law graduates heading into private practice at its lowest rate in two decades.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/private-practice-employment-rate-for-law-grads-at-record-low-80811448/Thu, 18 Aug 2016 13:08Why KWM has deferred partner profits<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/why-kwm-has-deferred-partner-profits-74150662/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/37760786_s (2).jpg' border='0'/></a>The managing partner of King & Wood Mallesons has put the delay in partner profit in the EUME down to the firm's need to pay taxes and the timing of its $18.2 million recapitalisation.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/why-kwm-has-deferred-partner-profits-74150662/Thu, 18 Aug 2016 13:08Treasury proposes new penalty for tax avoidance 'enablers'<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/treasury-proposes-new-penalty-for-tax-avoidance-enablers-41353982/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/54870727_s_300x180.jpg' border='0'/></a>Lawyers may soon be hit with fines for providing legal advice that supports clients' efforts to avoid taxation.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/treasury-proposes-new-penalty-for-tax-avoidance-enablers-41353982/Thu, 18 Aug 2016 12:08Brazilian judge orders seizure of US swimmers' passports<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/brazilian-judge-orders-seizure-of-us-swimmers-passports-97103795/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/57140999_s (2).jpg' border='0'/></a>A Brazilian judge has ordered that the passports of US Olympic swimmers Ryan Lochte and James Feigen be seized, noting 'possible divergences' in their accounts of an armed robbery last weekend.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/brazilian-judge-orders-seizure-of-us-swimmers-passports-97103795/Thu, 18 Aug 2016 13:08Ashurst holds back profit distribution after 19 per cent PEP drop<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/ashurst-holds-back-profit-distribution-after-19-per-cent-pep-drop-33586647/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/44178600_s_300x180.jpg' border='0'/></a>Underwhelming financials for 2015/16 have prompted Ashurst to halt its upcoming quarterly profit distribution.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/ashurst-holds-back-profit-distribution-after-19-per-cent-pep-drop-33586647/Thu, 18 Aug 2016 11:08DLA Piper cuts ties with Indonesian alliance firm<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/dla-piper-cuts-ties-with-indonesian-alliance-firm-18579947/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/24842327_s_300x180.jpg' border='0'/></a>The global firm is wrapping up its alliance with Jakarta-based firm Ivan Almaida Baely & Firmansyah.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/dla-piper-cuts-ties-with-indonesian-alliance-firm-18579947/Thu, 18 Aug 2016 13:08Robots predicted to make major savings for legal departments<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/robots-predicted-to-make-major-savings-for-legal-departments-44923215/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/10118055_s (2).jpg' border='0'/></a>The next decade will see robots and artifical intelligence become key drivers in the delivery of legal services, research conducted for the GC Futures Summit has revealed.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/robots-predicted-to-make-major-savings-for-legal-departments-44923215/Thu, 18 Aug 2016 15:08Law firms' work volume slips as fees rise<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/law-firms-work-volume-slips-as-fees-rise-18406358/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/9394147_s (2).jpg' border='0'/></a>A new report shows that law firms' workloads have decreased but they are charging more, despite demands from clients for savings.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/law-firms-work-volume-slips-as-fees-rise-18406358/Thu, 18 Aug 2016 11:08Brexit faces new legal challenge from NI<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/brexit-faces-new-legal-challenge-from-ni-314025/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/57201923_s (2).jpg' border='0'/></a>With a legal challenge to the UK prime minister's authority to begin the process of Brexit already scheduled in the High Court later this year, there is now another case underway.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/brexit-faces-new-legal-challenge-from-ni-314025/Wed, 17 Aug 2016 10:08Sidley Austin loses Hong Kong litigation head to Orrick<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/sidley-austin-loses-hong-kong-litigation-head-to-orrick-56903894/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Hong_Kong.jpg' border='0'/></a>San Francisco-based Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe has poached Charles Allen as its new head of commercial litigation and international arbitration in Hong Kong.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/sidley-austin-loses-hong-kong-litigation-head-to-orrick-56903894/Wed, 17 Aug 2016 11:08Police draft in Mishcon de Reya for cybercrime investigations<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/police-draft-in-mishcon-de-reya-for-cybercrime-investigations-41722877/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/13423811_s_300x180.jpg' border='0'/></a>An unusual 'public-private' pilot program will see police hire and pay big-name law firms to assist in their investigations into cybercriminal activity and online fraud.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/police-draft-in-mishcon-de-reya-for-cybercrime-investigations-41722877/Wed, 17 Aug 2016 10:08Shoosmiths announces plan to double London headcount<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/shoosmiths-announces-plan-to-double-london-headcount-910768/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/25077148_s_300x180.jpg' border='0'/></a>National law firm Shoosmiths is planning to double its London headcount as part of a renewed focus on City operations.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/shoosmiths-announces-plan-to-double-london-headcount-910768/Wed, 17 Aug 2016 16:08White & Case posts massive 39 per cent turnover climb<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/white--case-posts-massive-39-per-cent-turnover-climb-10621016/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Cairo2.jpg' border='0'/></a>The US-based firm grew turnover at its UK and Africa offices by an impressive 39 per cent during 2015.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/white--case-posts-massive-39-per-cent-turnover-climb-10621016/Wed, 17 Aug 2016 11:08GSK pays in-house lawyers to take on volunteer work<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/gsk-pays-in-house-lawyers-to-take-on-volunteer-work-20589375/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/39124657_s_300x180.jpg' border='0'/></a>The pharmaceutical giant is offering full-salary and travel expenses for in-house lawyers who want to take time off to volunteer - even for months at a time.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/gsk-pays-in-house-lawyers-to-take-on-volunteer-work-20589375/Wed, 17 Aug 2016 11:08China joins the ranks of world's most innovative economies<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/china-joins-the-ranks-of-worlds-most-innovative-economies-93317491/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/14641528_s_300x1801.jpg' border='0'/></a>The World Intellectual Property Organisation has included China in its list of the world's Top 25 most innovative economies for the first time.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/china-joins-the-ranks-of-worlds-most-innovative-economies-93317491/Wed, 17 Aug 2016 11:08Around the house<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/around-the-house-32653515/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/11045112_s_300x180.jpg' border='0'/></a>A weekly round-up of moves from around the globe.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/around-the-house-32653515/Wed, 17 Aug 2016 11:08MetLife keeps up defence against 'to big too fail' label<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/metlife-keeps-up-defence-against-to-big-too-fail-label-19280092/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/45088539_s_300x180.jpg' border='0'/></a>The court ruling that rid MetLife of its classification as a 'systemically important' financial institution is facing a challenge from the Financial Stability Oversight Council.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/metlife-keeps-up-defence-against-to-big-too-fail-label-19280092/Wed, 17 Aug 2016 13:08BLP's Russian practice boosts Asian capability<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/blps-russian-practice-boosts-asian-capability-25528892/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/11708685_s (2).jpg' border='0'/></a>Growing demand from clients has led to a bolstering of the Asia-Pacific practice at Goltsblat, the Russian practice of Berwin Leighton Paisner.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/blps-russian-practice-boosts-asian-capability-25528892/Tue, 16 Aug 2016 15:08Legal firms risk losing custom by playing generic music on hold<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/legal-firms-risk-losing-custom-by-playing-generic-music-on-hold-30813020/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/34594302_s (2).jpg' border='0'/></a>Legal firms' call handling standards have come into question as the result of a major new study into telephone practice.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/legal-firms-risk-losing-custom-by-playing-generic-music-on-hold-30813020/Tue, 16 Aug 2016 14:08News of the World legal chief cleared of all charges<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/news-of-the-world-legal-chief-cleared-of-all-charges-53255882/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/hacking scandal.jpg' border='0'/></a>A disciplinary tribunal has cleared the former legal manager at the News of the World, who was responsible for the tabloid's legal affairs at the height of the phone-hacking scandal, of professional misconduct.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/news-of-the-world-legal-chief-cleared-of-all-charges-53255882/Tue, 16 Aug 2016 14:08Barclays tightens lending conditions on KWM<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/barclays-tightens-lending-conditions-on-kwm-93650881/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Barclays15.jpg' border='0'/></a>King & Wood Mallesons has signed a debenture with key lender Barclays Bank that tightens the provisions around its borrowings.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/barclays-tightens-lending-conditions-on-kwm-93650881/Tue, 16 Aug 2016 14:08Housing applications the next frontier for robo-lawyer DoNotPay<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/housing-applications-the-next-frontier-for-robo-lawyer-donotpay-65744791/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/39901449_s_300x180.jpg' border='0'/></a>The robot lawyer made famous for helping to overturn millions of dollars' worth of parking tickets has now turned its talents to fighting evictions and lodging public housing claims.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/housing-applications-the-next-frontier-for-robo-lawyer-donotpay-65744791/Tue, 16 Aug 2016 14:08Eversheds COO confirms imminent departure<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/eversheds-coo-confirms-imminent-departure-26570555/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/41022705_s (2).jpg' border='0'/></a>Eversheds chief operating office and finance director Kathryn Fleming will be leaving the firm early next year after more than a decade.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/eversheds-coo-confirms-imminent-departure-26570555/Tue, 16 Aug 2016 14:08Burness Paul abandons bonus payout after 7 per cent PEP slump<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/burness-paul-abandons-bonus-payout-after-7-per-cent-pep-slump-41484816/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/35760006_s_300x180.jpg' border='0'/></a>The Scottish firm has attributed its lacklustre annual results to 'post-Brexit uncertainty'.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/burness-paul-abandons-bonus-payout-after-7-per-cent-pep-slump-41484816/Tue, 16 Aug 2016 11:08Pinsent Masons' Vario expands in Birmingham<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/pinsent-masons-vario-expands-in-birmingham-37682619/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/34510981_s (2).jpg' border='0'/></a>Vario, the legal resourcing arm of the firm, is looking to more than double the size of its operations team to service increased client demand.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/pinsent-masons-vario-expands-in-birmingham-37682619/Mon, 15 Aug 2016 15:08PEP flattens for UK arm of Gowling WLG<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/pep-flattens-for-uk-arm-of-gowling-wlg-42560724/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/59076081_s (2).jpg' border='0'/></a>The UK arm of recently-merged Gowling WLG has posted essentially flat revenue and profits for the financial year 2015/16.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/pep-flattens-for-uk-arm-of-gowling-wlg-42560724/Mon, 15 Aug 2016 15:08DWF global revenue down 2 per cent<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/dwf-global-revenue-down-2-per-cent-55459402/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/expansion2.jpg' border='0'/></a>Turnover has slipped at DWF despite a string of international mergers and openings over the last year.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/dwf-global-revenue-down-2-per-cent-55459402/Mon, 15 Aug 2016 14:08Steptoe & Johnson to accept payment in Bitcoin<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/steptoe--johnson-to-accept-payment-in-bitcoin-93541704/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/24202570_s (2).jpg' border='0'/></a>The Washington, DC-headquartered firm announced last week that it will accept payment in the digital currency known as Bitcoin.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/steptoe--johnson-to-accept-payment-in-bitcoin-93541704/Mon, 15 Aug 2016 15:08Legal academic becomes most successful Olympian in British history<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/legal-academic-becomes-most-successful-olympian-in-british-history-16194312/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/55991383_s_300x180.jpg' border='0'/></a>Professional rower Katherine Grainger's legal CV would be impressive enough without her five Olympic medals.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/legal-academic-becomes-most-successful-olympian-in-british-history-16194312/Mon, 15 Aug 2016 12:08Public Interest Lawyers announces closure<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/public-interest-lawyers-announces-closure-25016058/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/10087409_s (2).jpg' border='0'/></a>The law firm made notorious for pursuing claims against British troops on behalf of Iraqi claimants is reportedly closing its doors.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/public-interest-lawyers-announces-closure-25016058/Mon, 15 Aug 2016 13:08Trowers & Hamlins freezes pay<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/trowers--hamlins-freezes-pay-48420500/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/60195792_s (2).jpg' border='0'/></a>Trowers & Hamlins is the latest firm to place a freeze on fee earners' pay in the wake of the UK's vote to leave the EU.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/trowers--hamlins-freezes-pay-48420500/Mon, 15 Aug 2016 15:08Kenyan court confirms lawyer's death as extrajudicial murder<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/kenyan-court-confirms-lawyers-death-as-extrajudicial-murder-8535568/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/13847576_s (2).jpg' border='0'/></a>The Kenyan High Court has affirmed that local human rights lawyer Willie Kimani, his client and his taxi driver were tortured and murdered at the hands of police in Nairobi.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/kenyan-court-confirms-lawyers-death-as-extrajudicial-murder-8535568/Fri, 12 Aug 2016 13:08Jones Day joins team for BHS administration<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/jones-day-joins-team-for-bhs-administration-6132801/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/55203535_s_300x180.jpg' border='0'/></a>Administrators for BHS have appointed lawyers from Jones Day to scrutinise the conduct of company directors in the lead-up to the retailer's high-profile collapse.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/jones-day-joins-team-for-bhs-administration-6132801/Fri, 12 Aug 2016 12:08King & Wood Mallesons holds back profit distribution<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/king--wood-mallesons-holds-back-profit-distribution-8179931/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/38273525_s_300x180.jpg' border='0'/></a>Following the firm's recent recapitalisation vote, King & Wood Mallesons delayed its partner profit distribution for July.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/king--wood-mallesons-holds-back-profit-distribution-8179931/Fri, 12 Aug 2016 12:08White & Case to launch in Australia<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/white--case-to-launch-in-australia-69999525/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/27474642_s_300x180.jpg' border='0'/></a>The firm is reportedly looking to poach up to 14 partners from major rivals in Australia to kick off its own Melbourne office.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/white--case-to-launch-in-australia-69999525/Fri, 12 Aug 2016 12:08Law firm marketing departments 'should be seen as profit centres'<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/management-speak/law-firm-marketing-departments-should-be-seen-as-profit-centres-63044757/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/44735624_s (2).jpg' border='0'/></a>Marketing departments should see themselves as profit centres and have the KPIs to prove it, delegates will hear at the inaugural Law Firm Marketing Summit in London on 5 October.http://www.globallegalpost.com/management-speak/law-firm-marketing-departments-should-be-seen-as-profit-centres-63044757/Fri, 12 Aug 2016 13:08India in bid to become arbitration hub<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/india-in-bid-to-become-arbitration-hub-98395010/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/36825643_s (2).jpg' border='0'/></a>The Mumbai Centre for International Arbitration (MCIA) is set to begin proceedings this month, pitting India against other international arbitration centres.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/india-in-bid-to-become-arbitration-hub-98395010/Thu, 11 Aug 2016 13:08Kennedys and Waltons & Morse merge in London<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/kennedys-and-waltons--morse-merge-in-london-96045127/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/37400391_s_300x180.jpg' border='0'/></a>Boutique marine and shipping firm Waltons & Morse is teaming up with Kennedys in the City.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/kennedys-and-waltons--morse-merge-in-london-96045127/Thu, 11 Aug 2016 13:08Lawyer unexpectedly qualifies for the Olympics<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/lawyer-unexpectedly-qualifies-for-the-olympics-29121676/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/56163915_s (2).jpg' border='0'/></a>A Greek lawyer will run in the marathon at the Olympics this month, having qualified without realising.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/lawyer-unexpectedly-qualifies-for-the-olympics-29121676/Thu, 11 Aug 2016 13:08Twitter not liable for ISIS tweets, judge rules<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/twitter-not-liable-for-isis-tweets-judge-rules-4773504/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/twitter7.jpg' border='0'/></a>A Californian court has thrown out a lawsuit which accused social media platform Twitter of providing material support to ISIS.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/twitter-not-liable-for-isis-tweets-judge-rules-4773504/Thu, 11 Aug 2016 13:08SRA to overhaul legal panel<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/sra-to-overhaul-legal-panel-78754707/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/31293126_s (2).jpg' border='0'/></a>The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) is overhauling its panel of external legal advisers and will replace its current disciplinary proceedings and litigation panels with one central panel.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/sra-to-overhaul-legal-panel-78754707/Thu, 11 Aug 2016 12:08DLA Piper eyes up Chile launch<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/dla-piper-eyes-up-chile-launch-49677937/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/26450447_s (2)3.jpg' border='0'/></a>The firm's Latin American expansion is gathering pace.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/dla-piper-eyes-up-chile-launch-49677937/Thu, 11 Aug 2016 11:08Pinsent Masons hunting for Dublin office space<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/pinsent-masons-hunting-for-dublin-office-space-6756781/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/33723360_s (2).jpg' border='0'/></a>The international firm is looking to set up shop in Ireland in preparation for Brexit.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/pinsent-masons-hunting-for-dublin-office-space-6756781/Thu, 11 Aug 2016 14:08Obama ushers in new food labelling requirements for GMOs<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/obama-ushers-in-new-food-labelling-requirements-for-gmos-33843131/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/37618455_s_300x180.jpg' border='0'/></a>New laws will require food manufacturers to clearly disclose the presence of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in their products, creating a new regulatory hurdle for the industry's in-house lawyers.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/obama-ushers-in-new-food-labelling-requirements-for-gmos-33843131/Wed, 10 Aug 2016 14:08Freshfields and Eversheds make up most Irish applications as numbers spike<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/freshfields-and-eversheds-make-up-most-irish-applications-as-numbers-spike-91042983/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/41392481_s (3).jpg' border='0'/></a>As the number soared to over 300 after the UK's vote to leave the EU, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Eversheds have made up the bulk of UK admissions to the Irish bar so far this year.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/freshfields-and-eversheds-make-up-most-irish-applications-as-numbers-spike-91042983/Wed, 10 Aug 2016 11:08Led Zeppelin lose bid to recoup legal fees<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/led-zeppelin-lose-bid-to-recoup-legal-fees-74623778/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/shutterstock_93102310.jpg' border='0'/></a>The judge overseeing Led Zeppelin's copyright trial has rejected the group's attempts to recoup $793,000 in costs.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/led-zeppelin-lose-bid-to-recoup-legal-fees-74623778/Wed, 10 Aug 2016 11:08Lloyds Bank faces pension gap challenge from female employees<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/lloyds-bank-faces-pension-gap-challenge-from-female-employees-60244596/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/38895678_s_300x180.jpg' border='0'/></a>The 30,000-member Lloyds Trade Union has launched legal action against the bank to close the gender gap in employee pensions.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/lloyds-bank-faces-pension-gap-challenge-from-female-employees-60244596/Wed, 10 Aug 2016 15:08Appeals court upholds block on $9bn Chevron environmental judgement<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/appeals-court-upholds-block-on-$9bn-chevron-environmental-judgement-77958227/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/23738412_s_300x180.jpg' border='0'/></a>A Second Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld that the legal case brought against Chevron on behalf of plaintiffs in the Lago Agrio region in Ecuador was tainted by bribery, corruption and fraud.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/appeals-court-upholds-block-on-$9bn-chevron-environmental-judgement-77958227/Wed, 10 Aug 2016 15:08Around the house<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/around-the-house-3407697/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/39470612_s_300x180.jpg' border='0'/></a>A weekly round-up of moves from around the globe.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/around-the-house-3407697/Wed, 10 Aug 2016 15:08Nixon Peabody debuts in Singapore<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/nixon-peabody-debuts-in-singapore-15143684/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Singapore17.jpg' border='0'/></a>The US firm has made its first foray into Singapore via an alliance with local boutique firm Angeline Suparto Law Corp.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/nixon-peabody-debuts-in-singapore-15143684/Wed, 10 Aug 2016 10:08Eversheds keeps panel appointment crown for Q2<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/eversheds-keeps-panel-appointment-crown-for-q2-48619121/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/40402358_s_300x180.jpg' border='0'/></a>Once again, Eversheds has secured its title as the firm with the most new panel appointments for the last quarter.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/eversheds-keeps-panel-appointment-crown-for-q2-48619121/Wed, 10 Aug 2016 10:08Discrimination to count as professional misconduct, ABA rules<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/discrimination-to-count-as-professional-misconduct-aba-rules-48645225/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/17317595_s (2).jpg' border='0'/></a>American Bar Association policymakers have voted in controversial new rules designed to get tough on discrimination in the legal profession.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/discrimination-to-count-as-professional-misconduct-aba-rules-48645225/Wed, 10 Aug 2016 10:08Mayer Brown pairs demure retention result with NQ pay boost<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/mayer-brown-pairs-demure-retention-result-with-nq-pay-boost-47664870/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/2526466_s.jpg' border='0'/></a>Mayer Brown is only keeping on 67 per cent of its qualifying trainees, but they'll be earning &pound;2,5000 per year more than their NQ predecessors.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/mayer-brown-pairs-demure-retention-result-with-nq-pay-boost-47664870/Wed, 10 Aug 2016 10:08Lloyds opens UK legal panel review<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/lloyds-opens-uk-legal-panel-review-22323624/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/41528482_s.jpg' border='0'/></a>Lloyds Banking Group has begun a review of its core UK legal panel, with the results expected by the end of September.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/lloyds-opens-uk-legal-panel-review-22323624/Tue, 09 Aug 2016 16:08National press arbitration scheme begins one-year run<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/national-press-arbitration-scheme-begins-one-year-run-63962348/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/shutterstock_318389888.jpg' border='0'/></a>The Independent Press Standards Organisation (IPSO) has launched a 12-month pilot arbitration scheme involving 20 publications, among them the Daily Mail and The Times.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/national-press-arbitration-scheme-begins-one-year-run-63962348/Tue, 09 Aug 2016 14:08DLA Piper international revenue jumps to &pound;769m<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/dla-piper-international-revenue-jumps-to-769m-27600730/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/shutterstock_141778327 (2).jpg' border='0'/></a>DLA Piper increased international turnover by 4 per cent last year to &pound;768.8m.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/dla-piper-international-revenue-jumps-to-769m-27600730/Tue, 09 Aug 2016 13:08Judicial diversity top of the agenda for David Lammy<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/judicial-diversity-top-of-the-agenda-for-david-lammy-47179445/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/25798841_s_300x180.jpg' border='0'/></a>The Labour MP's investigation into bias and representation in the criminal justice system will put diversity at the bench under the microscope.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/judicial-diversity-top-of-the-agenda-for-david-lammy-47179445/Tue, 09 Aug 2016 14:08Pakistani lawyers on strike after Quetta attack<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/pakistani-lawyers-on-strike-after-quetta-attack-96292125/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/51024760_s_300x180.jpg' border='0'/></a>A suicide bomb attack in Quetta on Monday that targeted a group of mourning lawyers has sparked court boycotts across the country as lawyers call on the Pakistani government to protect their safety.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/pakistani-lawyers-on-strike-after-quetta-attack-96292125/Tue, 09 Aug 2016 13:08